Scene Report: Washington, D.C

Graffiti // Thursday, April 17, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC switches cities this week and delivers a Washington, D.C. Report.

Alex Prager "Face in the Crowd" @ Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Alex Prager has long been a favorite with the Juxtapoz staff, a unique, cinematic photographer who has created her own universe of imagery that stands alone as original and exciting in a world of increasingly accessible photography and filters. Much deserved, Prager will have her first museum show in the US open at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC this November 23, 2013, featuring her latest body of work, Face in the Crowd. 

"Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950" @ Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
This looks to be a fantastic show, opening today in our nation's capital, with a special lecture this Saturday, October 26, featuring Yoko Ono and Raphael Montañez Ortiz, "participants in the original 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium; artist Monica Bonvicini; and art historian Dario Gamboni will explore the ways in which artists have used destruction as a means of responding to cultural and social issues."

Ai Weiwei @ Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei's first major survey of his work in the United States? Need we say more? Go to the Hishhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and see the work of one of the most important contemporary artists today. It is on view until February 24th.

The Awakening Sculpture in Washington, DC by J. Seward Johnson

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 09, 2012
We are in a Washington, DC mood this week, obviously, and perhaps the locales there knew about J. Seward Johnson's amazing The Awakening sculpture, but we just learned of it. The 70 foot sculpture has been around since 1980, and was selected for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition. The piece is made of aluminum, with much buried under the surface.Of course, the parts that are visible make the piece that much more dramatic.

Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt @ Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Beginning on August 20, 2012, visitors to the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC can experience the transformative installation by influential and renowned artist (and November 2010 cover artist) Barbara Kruger. “Belief+Doubt” covers the lower-level lobby entry to the museum bookstore, about 6,700 square feet of surface—including walls, floor and escalator sides—covered in text-printed vinyl, surrounding viewers with lettering up to 12 feet high in a high-contrast color scheme that has become Kruger's custom of red, white and black.

Alexa Meade @ The National Portrait Gallery Museum, Washington, DC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Alexa Meade has long been a subject of our fascination and awe, as she transforms live models into living paintings in both gallery and performance settings. She brings paintings to life, so to speak. Tonight, June 6, at the National Portrait Gallery Museum in Washington, DC, Meade will create a pair of portraits with live models—one in a black-and-white scene and a second on a similar, but full-color set, with viewers being able to watch and interact with the process.

National Portrait Gallery Rejects AA Bronson’s Request to Remove Work from Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 20, 2010
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC has denied the request of Canadian photographer AA Bronson to have his famed photograph, "Felix, June 5, 1994," removed from the Gallery's Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture exhibition. The point of contention after the jump . . .

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